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Feb 18, 2009 - Rafflesia Tour

Rafflesia Tour At 8.45am, we were met by our Tour Guide, Francis, and his battered 4WD. Francis was very excited because the day before he had seen a Rafflesia bud that was just about to open, and was sure we would see it today, fully in bloom. The Rafflesia flower is touted as the largest flower in the world, but in fact is a very large fungus. It flowers for only 5-8 days, as it quickly degrades after opening. Therefore, if we could see a one-day flower, it would be something pretty special! After an hours drive, and a 4km roller coaster...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Feb 17, 2009 - Cameron Highlands

The four hour trip to the Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpor was the most pleasant trip we've had so far. The bus we were in had the biggest seats I've ever seen and had the pleasure of sitting in, seriously, they were almost the size of a first class seat on a plane! Unfortunately a lot of the roads were very windy, and I get very car sick, so I just slept most of the way, missing most of the scenery. But nevermind, our accommodation, Father's Guest House, is slightly up in the hills above Tanah Rata, the main town here, so the view is...

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Kirsti's Odyssey

Feb 17, 2009 - Cameron Highlands

Today was going to be my first real bit of exercise for some time a group of us arrange for a hike into the rainforest finishing at one of the tea plantations for a well earned cup of Char. Our guide was well kitted out and we set off for the summit of a near by hill. As we picked our way along the over grown path (not quite needing a Machete?) various vines and plants were pointed out to us. Most notably was the Pewter plant which I hope to upload a picture of. The other surprise to me were the ant nests up in the branches of the trees I...

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Feb 16, 2009 - Long Drive to Cameron Hills

A taxi to the coach station and a long coach ride on what must have been one of Malaysia's oldest coaches (reaching dizzying speeds of upto 20Kph up hill) and we arrived 8 hours later in the Cameron Highlands. The scenery on our laborious journey kept spirits up as we trudged around the winding roads up to an altitude of around 1800m. There was little to do apart from eat by the time we arrived and so we walked to town to have Hot Pot (not the sort I am used to as a Northerner more a Chinese Fondue would be a better description). Cameron...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Cameron Highlands

After a terrible bus ride of 5 hours that included LOTS of twists and turns and lost luggage for 3 people in my group, we got to Cameron Highlands. It was much cooler and less humid than everything else we had experienced- I actually had to wear a zip up. I switched roomates for the 2 days so I was with a polish lady from the states- very friendly. That evening we had a quick dinner and then played cards (I've learned some new games and we have found out that Go Fish is played differently (incorrectly) in England. The next morning we got...

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Feb 12, 2009 - Enfin un peu d'air frais!

Je suis heureux d'avoir quitté la ville de Kuala Lumpur. Je ne m'y sentais pas très à l'aise et il faisait vraiment très chaud et c'était pas mal pollué. Le pire c'est que ce n'est pas la pire ville que je vais visiter. Peu importe, pour l'instant, je suis haut perché dans les montagnes à une hauteur de 1800 m environ dans un endroit appelé Cameron Highlands, plus précisemment dans la ville de Tanah Rata. Nous avons loué une chambre au Father's Guesthouse sur le sommet d'une colline qui surplombe la ville. Il s'agit d'une petite ville...

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Petit tour d'Asie!!!

Nov 20, 2008 - Malaysia

After a taxi ride, boat, bus, tuk-tuk, minibus, and second minibus I finally made it to Malaysia from Thailand. The 14 hour journey was not super exciting but made more interesting with the addition of an English couple physically fighting, throwing things and swearing at each other in the back of the minibus. They must have been no older than 22 but with the way they were acting they could have easily been 11 years old. I arrived in Penang and with an Aussie couple (who was as surprised at the behaviour of the English couple as I was)...

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Sep 19, 2008 - Back to Jerantut & the jungle train

We got the bus back to Jerantut and stayed there for the night getting ready for our Jungle train the following day. Da and Henning tried bar hopping but forgot that it's pretty much impossible in Malaysia! The train journey was long and hot but the scenery was beautiful. It was also exciting standing at the open doorways while the train was speeding along.

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Apr 24, 2008 - Heading to Cameron Highlands

We had an early start today. On our way out we stopped at the Kings Palace. We saw the changing of the guards and the security procession as the King was escorted into the Palace. Next we headed to Batu Caves which you climb 272 steps up to the Hindu Temples which are all enclosed in a huge cave. Then we set out for a 3 hour drive to Cameron Highlands which is located in the hilltops. There were 2 hours of very winding and twisting roads in the hills in the thick rain forests....luckly I did fine, but I did have some frightening times in...

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Mar 4, 2008 - Cameron Highlands

We got the 10 o'clock bus from Penang Bus station after being driven there by the manager of the hostel we were staying at. We thought we would have to get a ferry to the mainland but discovered there was a bridge 13.5 km long (8.4 miles!) that we could go over on the bus which was handy. The journey took about 6 hours but the coach had issues driving up the mountains and there were a number of occasions that the bus could have only been driving at 5 mph! When we arrived there was somebody from our hostel where we had booked 2 nights to...

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Feb 28, 2008 - Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands)

Getting the bus from Penang to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands may well have been the worst journey on our trip so far. We were on an incredibly slow bus which really struggled to get up hills - not ideal for travelling up to the Highlands! When we stopped at a bus depot we thought something strange was going on when the driver shouted something in Malaysian and lots of male passengers hurriedly got off the bus. As we started packing up our stuff, the bus slowly started to move and we realised that the men were having to give it a push...

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Feb 26, 2008 - Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands The Cameron Highlands are in central Malaysia. The weather was perfect, nice and cool since the elevation is much higher. We really enjoyed our day trip out to the Rose Garden, the Butterfly and Insect Farm and the Tea Plantation. The mountains are beautiful and the tea fields are postcard perfect. We were planning on heading out to the Perentian Islands on the Northeast coast but the weather was awful so we made our way across the Thailand border instead. Happy trails!! D and T

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